The SAMHSA Internship Program is open to a diverse number of eligible students.
People in many fields work at SAMHSA. The SAMHSA Internship Program reflects this variety. Internships are available for students interested and experienced in:
- Public health
- Behavioral and social sciences
- Public policy
- Business communications
- Business administration
- Information technology
To qualify for a SAMHSA internship, applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (I-151 or I-551). Individuals on temporary visas are not eligible. Additionally, individuals must be authorized or eligible to work in the United States by law.
- Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program (BA/BS, Masters, JD, MD, or Ph.D.) at an accredited higher education institution. Students pursuing only a credential or certificate program will be considered ineligible.
- Have completed their freshman year of college before the internship begins
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Recent graduates may apply if they participate within 12 months of their graduation. Instead of providing a certification of enrollment form, upload a copy of your certificate of graduation or a copy of your conferred degree.